New 2017 Jeep Cherokee at Hillview Motors for Pittsburgh, PA
Tough yet capable, the 2017 jeep Cherokee is a crossover SUV and comes in five trim levels. The trim levels are, Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited, and Overland as well as a 75th Anniversary Appearance Package and two available special packages: Cherokee Altitude and Cherokee High Altitude. The Overland is the top-of-the-line trim level and will feature two new packages which will be available later in the year: the Trailer Tow Prep Pack contains auxiliary oil cooler and HD engine cooling while skid plates and a spare tire are available with the Heavy Duty Production Group Package. For increased off-road capabilities, the Trailhawk model is now available and comes with its own unique features.
Under the Cherokee's Hood
The Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. For even more power, a 3.2-liter V6 is optional and will generate 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options are available on all models except the Trailhawk and the nine-speed automatic transmission comes standard. The Jeep Cherokee also offers rear-axel disconnect which reduces energy loss and helps to enhance the fuel economy by identifying when four-wheel-drive capability isn't required. There are three four-wheel-drive options to choose from on the Jeep Cherokee. Sport, Lattitude, and Limited models come with Light-duty Active Drive I four-wheel drive system and features a Selec-Terrain dial. The Active Drive II comes standard on the Trailhawk and Overland models, is optional on other models, and features a locking rear differential and low-range gearing. The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with a variety of resilient features including 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, and skid plates and hill ascent and decent control. All of this comes together to make the Trailhawk uniquely capable in an off-road environment. V6 engines have the optional towing package which achieves best-in-class, 4,500 pounds of towing capability.
Design of Jeep Cherokee
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee keeps a traditional Jeep-styled appearance while providing apleasant cabin and a host of interior features. An available Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen provides a host of information all in one convenient location. Passengers and driver alike will enjoy the roomy cabin and comfortable interior. The Cherokee Overland is equipped with an abundance of upscale amenities including, Alpine premium audio, leather-wrapped instrument panel and a steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, and navigation. There are many packages available to further customize the vehicle. Standard features on the base-level Sport trim include a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an usb charge only port, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen while many of the features that are available standard on the Overland are optional.
How Much Horsepower can the Jeep Cherokee provide?
With the 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Jeep Cherokee can generate 271 horsepower.
There are over 70 standard and optional safety features available on the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Standard features include, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, and frontside, rear-seat, front knee, and side curtain airbags while rearview cameras are standard on many trim levels. Lane departure warning, upgraded exterior mirrors, an automated parking system, emergency braking, and rear parking sensors are just a few of the many advances safety features available. The Jeep Cherokee comes together with a tough resilient exterior design, powerful performance and improved capability in off-road environments to make it a uniquely accomplished vehicle.